April 18th, 2018
At the turn of the millennium, the University of Nottingham established the first UK overseas campus anywhere in the world — in Malaysia. On Wednesday 25 April 2018, the University will host its very first Nottingham and Malaysia Day.
Throughout Nottingham and Malaysia Day, there will be a number of activities taking place at University Park and Sutton Bonington.
These activities will include the opportunity for staff and students to network with colleagues from UNMC and view research posters, and attend symposiums where senior colleagues including Provost Graham Kendall and Vice-Provosts Ong Fon Sim and Deb Hall will outline the evolution of the UNMC, the opportunities Malaysia and the ASEAN region presents for Higher Education, and the vision for the future. The symposium attendees will also be able to learn more about the collaborative activity taking place between Malaysia and the UK.
The day will also feature talks where staff and students interested in learning about working or studying at UNMC (or UNNC) will be able to hear current and former staff secondees to UNMC share their experience. There will also be the chance to learn more about mobility opportunities to UNMC and also to speak with a student who studied at both Malaysia and Ningbo campuses.
In the afternoon, Malaysian food will be available for purchase on the Djanogly Terrace. Why not enjoy your lunch in the company of students from the University’s Malaysian Society who will be giving demonstrations of Malaysian dances and sharing traditional crafts and games? Attendees will also be able to try the notorious King of Fruits – the durian. Come along and see if you are one of those who love or loath this pungent fruit!
To end the day a drop-in Reception will take place on the Djanogly Terrace where there will be further cultural activities and networking with staff and students.
With staff and students from UNMC and the UK collaborating to deliver a range of activity, this promises to be a first-class celebration of the University and its impact in Malaysia.
Please check the Malaysia Week webpage for more details on each event, and to reserve places at each of the Sutton Bonington and University Park symposiums and Staff Mobility Seminar.
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